Rory McIlroy remains reluctant to the merger between the three main golf circuits: the PGA Tour, LIV Golf and the DP World Tour. On the occasion of the appearance before the United States Senate of the directors of the PGA Tour, the current number 3 in the world has decided to comment, for the first time, on the offer that had him as the protagonist.
The Saudi Public Fund offered the possibility to Rory McIlroy of lead a team in exchange for their participation in ten tournaments on the Saudi circuit. In the preview of the Genesis Scottish Open, Rory McIlroy He stated forcefully that “if LIV Golf was the last place on earth to play golf, I would retire”.
The Northern Irish golfer, a longtime critic of the Saudi-backed golf circuit financed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), He denied rumors that he and Tiger Woods had become team owners and captains.
LIV Golf’s proposal to the PGA Tour has become known through the investigation opened by the subcommittee on investigations of the United States Congress. The proposal, however striking it may be, does not seem to be fruitful since both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are not about to be involved.
The Northern Irishman starts strong in Scotland
The Scottish Open of the DP World Tour is the great world tournament prior to the British Open. And McIlroy has made a great start to the tournament at The Renaissance Club. The one from Hollywood is currently third after an initial round of -6. The South Korean An Byeong-Hun leads with -9, and Adri Arnaus and Rafa Cabrera Bello are the best Spaniards with -1.